NY Fashion Week Fall 2017 Houston
New York Fashion Week 2017

Top comedienne and celebs' teens join real people to debut edgy J.Crew collection

Top comedienne and celebs' teens join real people in J.Crew debut

Sandra Bernhard in J,Crew fall 2017 collection
Sandra Bernhard, performer and fashion muse, wears J.Crew duchess satin tie blouse, men's striped shirt, and Heritage foundry pant. Photo courtesy of J.Crew
Julianne Moore daughter Liv Freundlich modeling J.Crew fall collection
Liv Freundlich, daughter of actress Julianne Moore and director Bart Breundlick, wears a J.Crew camouflage shirt-jacket, Heritage rollback sweater, big dot nettle skirt, fuzzy yeti meow bag. Photo courtesy of J.Crew
J Crew fall collection mens look 18 John
Johnny, student, wears a J.Crew Harris tweed stui, washed tuxedo shirt, hat with embroidered squirrel, silk rep tie, and Aiden wing-tip leather boots. Photo courtesy of J.Crew
Whoopi Goldberg granddaugher Jerzey modeling J.Crew fall 2017 collection
Jerzey, granddaughter of Whoopi Golberg and aspiring clothing designer, wear a J.Crew lace button shoulder top, low-slung camouflague pants, military jacket. Photo courtesy of J.Crew
Mathilda Gianopoulos, daughter of Molly Ringwald, models J.Crew fall 2017
Mathilda Gianopoulous, daughter of actress Molly Ringwald, wears a J.Crew cropped army shirt-jacket, tartan ruffled skirt, and white button-up shirt. Photo courtesy of J.Crew
J Crew fall collection mens look 19 James
James, photographer and father, wears a J.Crew tattersall overshirt, camo pattern sweatshirt, and Wallace & Barnes carpenter jeans. Photo courtesy of J.Crew
J Crew fall collection look 26 Farra
Farah, vintage collector and dog love,in J.Crew tartan off-the-shoulder bow shirt, rip-and-repair boyfriend jean, and camo pouch.  Photo courtesy of J.Crew
J Crew fall collection look 9 Sara
Sara, author,editor, designer, mom, wears a J.Crew off-the-shoulder Fair Isle sweater, satin cropped gown skirt, and striped ribbon belt. Photo courtesy of J.Crew
Sandra Bernhard in J,Crew fall 2017 collection
Julianne Moore daughter Liv Freundlich modeling J.Crew fall collection
J Crew fall collection mens look 18 John
Whoopi Goldberg granddaugher Jerzey modeling J.Crew fall 2017 collection
Mathilda Gianopoulos, daughter of Molly Ringwald, models J.Crew fall 2017
J Crew fall collection mens look 19 James
J Crew fall collection look 26 Farra
J Crew fall collection look 9 Sara

For the second season in a row, J.Crew unveiled its latest collection featuring everyday men, women, and children, ranging in age from 9 to 67, in the brand's designs. For the fall line, which was debuted at New York Fashion Week, that meant low-slung camouflage pants, off-the-shoulder tartan blouses, and tulle skirts, along with updated rugby shirts, and "critters" emblazoned on ties and shirts.

Mixed in amid the mostly real people were Whoopi Goldberg's granddaughter, Julianne Moore's teenage daughter, and Molly Ringwald's seventh grade daughter, modeling for the first time, along with the headliner — comedienne Sandra Bernhard, who posed in a men's striped shirt and billowy high-waisted red slacks from the limited edition J.Crew Heritage collection.

Bernhard, who was invited to be part of the presentation by J.Crew womenswear designer Jenna Lyons, seemed to be having a blast, chatting with the fashion press and others who attended the unveiling of the collection. (Instead of a runway show, models stand in position for an hour or thereabouts, allowing up-close views of the clothing.)

"It's fun. Everybody's groovy. It's a big party," said Bernhard, who walked in a Chanel show in the early '90s and more recently was the face of the Marc Jacobs spring 2016 collection.  "I like these settings. It's much less nerve wracking that walking down a runway. Everyone's interacting, it's a groove and a jam. I'm feeling good and I love nice clothes."

Indeed, the collection was filled with comfort clothes that veered a bit from the preppy looks J.Crew is known for, with more edgy styles, including loose-fitting velvet jackets in bright colors, ruffled off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, and patch-covered military fatigues.

Berharnd, who hosts a daily radio show on SiriusXM called “Sandyland” and performs her one-woman show, Sandra Monica Boulevard: Coast to Coast, across the nation, seemed more optimist than most critics about the effects of a Trump presidency.

"We're activated for the first time since the '60s. We had gotten complacent. And I think it's a blessing. We'll get rid of them. But hopefully after that, people won't wait around for the president to do all the work anymore," Bernhard said.